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Tienne Simons

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Marrickville 2204


Please contact Tienne for more information about her hours and access


Residential Aged Care
Please contact Tienne for more information about her other accepted referral types

0431 842 950

About Tienne

My name is Tienne Simons and I am a counsellor with 30 years of experience. I currently have a part-time private practice, work part-time as a counsellor in a Sydney university and run 8-week mindfulness programs to reduce stress and distress in the community. I have worked as a couple’s counsellor at Relationships Australia and in specialist health services focussing on domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual health, drug and alcohol, and in a child and family community health team. I’ve worked with individuals, couples, families, young people and groups from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds with a very wide range of concerns.

I believe that a collaborative, safe and respectful therapeutic relationship is the key to meaningful change in counselling. My work is trauma-informed and I tailor counselling modalities to best suit my clients’ needs

Models I have trained in include Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), brief solution focussed therapy and several systems approaches for Couple and Family work. I am an accredited Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy group leader and a registered provider of the Circle of Security Training program. I integrate aspects of neuroscience and attachment theory in my work.

I am an accredited mental health social worker registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and can offer a Medicare rebate for people who are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP. I am a registered provider with the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network and provide Psychological Support Services for clients referred under this scheme.